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Redmine and ChiliProject Installation Problems

February 19th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I have to say, Redmine (and ChiliProject) has got to have one of the absolute worst applications to install for anyone who isn’t a RubyOnRails ace.  As nice as the applicaiton is, the installation should be enough to turn anyone away.  Redmine and ChiliProject have probably the absolute worst documentation I’ve ever seen.  When I tried to install Redmine on Windows I encountered all sorts of problems with Ruby on Rails MySQL connectivity and when I tried to install Redmine on Linux I found the so called installation guides to be wrong, outdated, incomplete and all over the place.  Surely it’s not that friggin hard to write a decent installation guide for getting Redmine running with Passenger/mod_rails on Apache.  Why on earth would you tell people that using webrick in production is bad and then not give them decent instructions on how to install the basterd with something that should be used in production.  Or the CentOS installation guide is all over the place as well, it’s friggin bullshit when it tells you how to install using CGI and yet has steps for installing with Passenger.  Complete and utter bullshit.

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  1. marvin
    August 25th, 2012 at 09:27 | #1

    I encountered the same problem recently. I like redmine very much.
    this installation make me hate Ruby On the Rail.
    Finally, I downloaded a VM image and it work well .

    But there is no Centos image, Only Ubuntu.

  2. September 3rd, 2012 at 16:03 | #2

    Yes, the other problem with Redmine is the lack of documentation. It’s a pretty nice application, but it’s lack of direction and community behind it with decent plugins and documentation is what really drags it down. Unfortunately ChiliProject isn’t much better either and there isn’t any decent solution in PHP. If you’ve got some money to spend for a more serious solution I’d strongly consider using something like Jira or AtTask / Zoho Projects if you’re looking for more of a collaborative project management solution than just an issue management solution.

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